Escargot En Croute

Course : Appetizers
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

---BUTTER MIXTURE---
1 cup butter
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
8 cloves garlic -- minced
1 small shallot
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 1/2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon pernod
2 fillets anchovy fillets -- minced
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons butter
36 medium snails -- washed
1/4 cup diced onion
6 tablespoons dry white wine
6 sheets puff pastry dough sheets*
1 large egg
2 tablespoons water
 

Preparation / Directions:

* Note: Puff pastry sheets should be cut slightly larger than escargot dish. For BUTTER MIXTURE: Whip butter in mixing bowl. Add next 9 ingredients with salt and pepper to taste, and mix well. Set aside. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium skillet. Add snails, onion and wine and saute' until liquid evaporates. Set aside and let cool. Place one snail in each hole of escargot dish. Generously cover with butter mixture. Place 1 sheet of puff pastry dough over each escargot dish. Trim dough and seal around edge of dish. Beat egg with water and use to brush dough. Chill until ready to bake, at least 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake until pastry rises and is golden, about 20 to 30 minutes. Remaining butter mixture can be refrigerated as long as 2 weeks and used when garlic butter is neede


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